New gonorrhea strain makes debut in Australia
A new multidrug-resistant strain of gonorrhoea has surfaced in Australia.
Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, Australian authors report the A8806 strain of Neisseria gonorrhoeae has a “mosaic penicillin-binding protein 2 with two of three key substitutions leading to ceftriaxone resistance”.
This is the third sporadic report of ceftriaxone-resistant strain of N.gonorrhoeae in the past five years, the authors say. The other two were identified as H041 and F89 in Japan and France in 2009